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do? i took french lessons. i lived in paris for a bit. i went to spain. i went to italy, i went to ger nanny. i sort of did a lot of europe and read a lot of books. mostly about feminism. >> rose: really? >> yeah. >> rose: why, just understanding where women were. >> yeah. >> rose: today. >> yeah, kind of. a lot of that. >> rose: but did you develop a greater appreciation of sort of where women are, the empowerment of women, you know -- >> i also went, i think there is a lot of work to be done but yeah, absolutely. i did a lot of that but i think it was hugely i left school at 16 so i don't have -- a college. >> rose: you were a goofy kid. >> i was a goofy kid, i was that on occasion. >> rose: you were never a goofy kid. >> no. so i felt like i wanted to sort of take a year out and read, really, and just-- it was fun. >> rose: so i came out of that and started working again. >> rose: how do you know when you're ready to get back on the train? >> a friend of mine who is a director called-- and said come on, come and do this fill well me. and that was it. >> that was it. >> rose:
in great work going on on the other side of the veil. >> the president returned home. the mission in paris was leaderless. someone needed to take over. >> he immediately starts kind of establishing himself as a leader within the church because there's a vacuum. >> those closest to him say the experience had changed him. >> and he made a commitment to himself to work as hard. and i think part of that comes from that experience of going overseas and seeing other people, and having life-threatening experiences and deciding that you're going to-what you're going to make out of your life. and he decided he wanted to make the most he could out of his life, and worked as hard as he possibly could to do that. >> in 1981 barack obama came east to engage the world. especially the black world. he started by moving to the edge of harlem. >> well, if we wanted things to be harder for ourselves, we succeeded wonderfully. it was kind of a gritty neighborhood. the apartment next door to us on the third floor was burned out and stayed that way the whole time that we lived there. we had, like, five locks on
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